In a New Zealand first, a set of five simple actions proven to improve wellbeing have been translated into multiple languages.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of five simple, evidence-based actions which have been shown to improve wellbeing in everyday life. They are Keep Learning, Take Notice, Be Active, Give, and Connect.
Already available in English and Te Reo, All Right? has worked with Cantabrians from a variety of different cultures to reinterpret the Five Ways to Wellbeing into eight different languages: Farsi, Nepali, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Arabic, Hindi and Somali.
Posters and a pocket-sized resource have been created for the eight languages, each incorporating relevant cultural symbolism. The resources can be viewed and ordered online for free within the Canterbury DHB region.
All Right? campaign manager Sue Turner says everyone can benefit from incorporating these actions into their everyday life.
“These simple actions are proven to boost the way we feel, even when times are tough,” says Sue Turner.
“We know they work, and want everyone to know about them. Language shouldn’t be a barrier to improved mental health and wellbeing.”